Pakistan has formally approached the Indian government with an offer to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian spy sentenced by Pakistan on charges of espionage and terrorism, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.
Speaking at his weekly press briefing, FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said work was being done on granting consular access to Jadhav and that measures in this regard were being taken in accordance with last month’s decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
He said India was informed that Jadhav could be granted consular access on August 2 (tomorrow).
Speaking in New Delhi, Indian foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar confirmed that they had received a proposal from Pakistan. “We have received a proposal from Pakistan. We are evaluating the proposal in the light of [the] ICJ judgement,” The Economic Times quoted him as saying.